West Ham vs Leeds United: The EPL Match between West Ham and Leeds United on May 21 at 6:15 pm Nepal time, 12:30 UTC Global time.
Leeds United Manager Sam Allardyce emphasizes the significance of Sunday’s Premier League match against West Ham, describing it as a “make-or-break” moment for his team, which is currently in danger of relegation.
Leeds finds themselves trailing 17th-placed Everton by a mere two points after Everton’s late draw with Wolves on Saturday. However, a victory at London Stadium would propel Leeds out of the relegation zone, providing them with a glimmer of hope heading into the final day of the season.
While Leeds is set to face Tottenham at Elland Road the following Sunday, Allardyce, 68, insists that the West Ham game should be treated as a “cup final” in terms of its importance.
“Our primary objective is to secure a three-point outcome to salvage our Premier League status,” Allardyce stated. “We must battle until the very end, displaying the appropriate temperament and maintaining control. It’s crucial that we adhere to our game plan and avoid any setbacks.”
Under Allardyce’s guidance, Leeds has managed to accumulate only one point from their first two matches. Allardyce took over as manager earlier this month, replacing Javi Gracia after a string of significant defeats.
West Ham, on the other hand, will need to assess the fitness of several unnamed players who suffered minor injuries during their recent encounter with AZ Alkmaar on Thursday. Gianluca Scamacca, a forward, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to knee surgery.
Leeds’ captain, Liam Cooper, has returned to training after recovering from an injury. The team will be without the suspended Junior Firpo, as well as the injured quartet consisting of Tyler Adams, Stuart Dallas, Marc Roca, and Luis Sinisterra.
Prediction: West Ham v Leeds United
The approach West Ham will adopt for this match remains uncertain, but one thing is evident: Leeds enters with a stronger motivation as they battle for their Premier League survival.
Leeds has displayed glimpses of progress under Allardyce, particularly in challenging encounters against Manchester City and Newcastle. They seem capable of securing at least a favorable result at the London Stadium.
Prediction: A draw, with both teams scoring, resulting in a 1-1 scoreline.
West Ham vs Leeds United Match Time
|Match||Nepal Time||Global Time||Date|
|West Ham vs Leeds United||6:15 pm||12:30 UTC||May 21|